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Lady A’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood to deliver UGA commencement address

3:31 pm Mar. 6, 2018

Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of the multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum will deliver the spring undergraduate commencement address at University of Georgia.

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Kelley and Haywood, alumni of UGA, will address graduates on May 4 at 7 p.m. in Stanford Stadium. Both Kelley and Haywood received Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from UGA in 2004.

“We are excited to welcome Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood

Childish Gambino North American tour kicks off Sept. 6 in Atlanta

10:06 am Mar. 5, 2018

Childish Gambino a.k.a award-winning, multi-hyphenate artist Donald Glover has announced dates for his upcoming North American tour.

On Sept. 6, the month-long tour kicks off in Atlanta before heading to 13 cities across the continent ending Sept. 30 in Vancouver. Gambino, of Stone Mountain, appears in Atlanta with special guest Rae Sremmurd at Infinite Energy Arena. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 12 p.m. this Friday, March 9 

Jermaine Dupri, Cameo among 2018 Trumpet Awards honorees

12:59 pm Jan. 17, 2018


Jermaine Dupri and Cameo are among the honorees at this year’s Bounce Trumpet Awards, the annual event that celebrates African-American achievements and contributions.

The ceremony will take place on Jan. 20 at

Jason Aldean and wife Brittany welcome a son

1:18 am Dec. 2, 2017


Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, welcomed a son on Friday.

Memphis Aldean Williams was born in Nashville and weighed in at 9 lbs., 5 oz.

In an Instagram post celebrating the arrival of his “little man,” Athens native Aldean noted the “roller coaster ride” of the past year, a reference, no doubt, to the mass killing in Las Vegas in October.

TLC’s Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins gets candid at Atlanta book event

12:24 am Oct. 18, 2017


(I’m taking some time off for vacation – my colleague Rodney Ho ( is kind enough to fill in with any important music news in my absence.)

The way Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins explained it, the title of her new book, “A Sick Life,” has more than one meaning.

“I have sickle cell anemia and it’s a non-curable disease. But I’ve also had an awesome life. I got to work with